Class, Caste, Gender

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SAGE, May 24, 2004 - Business & Economics - 439 pages
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Contemporary India’s political landscape is characterized by a great deal of social upheaval. This is the result of growing democratic consciousness which is increasingly conflicting with the forces of domination, authoritarianism and hegemony. Against this backdrop, this volume provides an understanding of these forces in both historical and analytical terms. In particular, the seminal essays gathered here explore the specificities of the crucial social categories of class, caste and gender, while simultaneously drawing attention to the arenas in which they intersect.
 

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Contents

List of Tables and Figures
7
Dimensions of Power
14
A View from Bihar
47
The Political Economy of the Economic Reform
89
Part II
129
Caste in Modern India
154
Reservations Policy Revisited
207
A Study
227
The Language of Dalitbahujan Political Discourse
256
agroiM
271
An Overview of the Status of Women in India
296
Gender Inequality and Womens Agency
338
Social Movements in a Creative Society
388
Appendix
407
About the Editor and Contributors
423
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About the author (2004)

Manoranjan Mohanty is currently Professor of Political Science, University of Delhi, and Director, Developing Countries Research Centre, Delhi. He is a former Editor of China Report: A Journal of East Asian Studies and has a number of books to his credit including The Political Philosophy of Mao Tse-tung (1978); Chinese Revolution: Comparative Perspectives on Social Transformation of Non-Western Societies (edited) (1992); People’s Rights: Social Movements and the State in the Third World (co-edited) (1998); and Contemporary Indian Political Theory (2000). Professor Mohanty is actively involved in movements for democratic rights.